Finally, be strong in the Lord and His mighty power
Precious one, it is not a mere coincidence that this message is coming to you at this time. Life’s journey requires strength in order to overcome the challenges that come with it. Strength to pick yourself up when sad news breaks you down, strength to overcome temptations, strength to press on when every indication is telling you to give up, strength to love and trust again when you have been hurt on many occasions. These go to say that you need strength every day. But where can you find the strength that will keep you going?
I believe this kind of strength can only be found in God (Psalm 24:8). God is omnipotent and no power compares to His. The best part of it is that; He has placed in you an immeasurable amount of strength, such as no eye has seen. You don’t have the strength of your own but that which comes from God. The battles we face in life are not just physical but spiritual. You don’t win spiritual battles with physical muscles as such you need to muscle up ( be strong) spiritually. So, when you go through difficult circumstances do not give up. Keep the faith, continue in prayer and God will be there to strengthen and save you. Consider how He puts it;
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze-
To be strong means to have a relentless ability to press on. The strength God gives surpasses any form there is and it knows no failure. When God strengthens you, He enables you with the capacity to rise up, breakthrough, run the race, confront situations, and be victorious to His glory. Beloved, you may have encountered bitter times or unfortunate circumstances in this life. Ones that have drained you of the strength you once had. But the word of God to you is “Be strong”. Be strong, not in yourself, or your trust in a man. Rather, be strong in the Lord. God always has your well being at heart and He will not allow you to be destroyed. Here is how the Psalmist puts it:
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore
It is likely you have kept yourself, waited on God and nothing seems to be working. You might have reached the point where you are afraid because you are not sure what negative consequence your next action may trigger. Here is God’s word to you “Be strong” Do not give up at all. A person’s strength is what he carries within him/her that produces results for him in life. For that, I tell you this, ‘greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world’. The world’s strength can’t compare to the strength God gives you. Therefore, be strong in the Lord! Continue steadfastly in prayer, that is how to activate God’s strength in you for tremendous results.
Soldier on, don’t give up yet.